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PRI appoints RI ecosystem officers

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS
The PRI has hired a chief RI ecosystems officer for the Americas and APAC and promoted another to a similar role covering the UK, Europe and India, Middle East and Africa.

ISSB publishes jurisdictional guide, seeks experts

ROSE MARY PETRASS
The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has published a guide to support jurisdictional adoption of standards, as it searches for 150 experts to provide technical input on sustainability disclosures in financial reports.

Personal views influence climate decision-making

ROSE MARY PETRASS
Australian and Asia Pacific financiers see reputational risk as a greater concern than the social and environmental impacts of the companies in which they invest.

Aware and Macquarie partner on green finance

ROSE MARY PETRASS
Aware Super has inked a US$50 million deal to buy a speciality infrastructure finance company alongside Macquarie Asset Management's (MAM) Green Investment Group (GIG).

Tracking nature: finance lags on biodiversity

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Major financial intuitions and companies are falling behind on global deforestation, as the EU enacts a new law to protect and restore nature.

GreenCollar makes strategic acquisition

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Carbon markets developer and investor GreenCollar has invested in a carbon, energy and sustainability advisory firm to increase end-to-end services to business.

Mind the gap: Women in ESG may earn more than broader finance

ROSE MARY PETRASS   While the latest pay gap data shows the gender pay gap in financial services sits at 26%, parity in ESG roles may be closer than it appears at first glance.

ASX 200 lacks sourcing transparency

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Just 11% of Australia's top 200 listed companies comprehensively disclose sustainable sourcing practices in 2022, according to a new index created by supply chain experts.

Investors scrutinise Australia-first gender pay gap data

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Investors are looking to today's gender pay gap release to inform decision-making and identify reputational, legal, and financial risks in investible companies.

Personal views influence climate decision-making

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Australian and Asia Pacific financiers see reputational risk as a greater concern than the social and environmental impacts of the companies in which they invest.

New Forests invests in Thai peat forest

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   New Forests has invested in a 70,000-hectare block of peat swamp forest in Thailand as the first investment in its Tropical Asia Forest Fund 2 (TAFF2).

A rising tide for blue bond investment: T. Rowe Price

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   Although the current market for blue bonds is "nascent", the potential demand for bonds whose use of proceeds fund water projects could grow rapidly.

Investors back modern slavery compensation

ROSE MARY PETRASS   A group of 45 investors with $11.9 trillion in assets under management have signalled support for a national compensation scheme for modern slavery victim-survivors in Australia.

Guide to identify and manage modern slavery for NSW entities

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The NSW anti-slavery commissioner's office has published a guidance on managing modern slavery risks applicable to the more than 400 NSW public entities.

Carbon trading roundup: Verra, REDD+, BetaCarbon

ROSE MARY PETRASS   Carbon trading platform Verra is in hot water from accusations of alleged abuses by Human Rights Watch, as it seeks public input on a global methodology for carbon capture and storage hubs.

Anti-ESG backlash hasn't halted upwards trend

ROSE MARY PETRASS   The ongoing debate over asset benchmarking, regulation, and ESG investment versus science-based targets has led top practitioners to tread more carefully on asset allocations and geographical spread.

Funds SA hires ESG expert

ELIZABETH FRY   Funds SA has appointed a new investment professional to sit within the responsible investment team.

PRI appoints RI ecosystem officers

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS   The PRI has hired a chief RI ecosystems officer for the Americas and APAC and promoted another to a similar role covering the UK, Europe and India, Middle East and Africa.